Marshmallow, historical artwork

Marshmallow, historical artwork

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Credit: GEORGE BERNARD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Marshmallow. Historical artwork depicting a marshmallow plant (Althea officinalis) as a woman. Marshmallow is used in herbal medicine as an anti- inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and a demulcent (a substance that soothes irritated mucous membranes). Image taken from "Les Fleurs Animees" (1867).

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